How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The company is also stopping production in Ecuador, Venezuela, Belarus and Pakistan by April 2014 (these countries scored low in a World Bank report that assessed countries on accountability, corruption, violence, and other metrics).

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

However, surgical gowns, typically sourced from China, were at near-normal levels because the sourcing shifted to Honduras. Sourcing from alternative locations will be important as long as the countries have not been severely impacted by the pandemic.

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Audit Safe?

Supply Chain Shaman

262 workers died in Pakistan in September 2012 in a factory fire. Walmart has worked hard on ethical sourcing. The factory had recently passed an ethical sourcing audit. It takes many shapes … like the deaths of nine unknowing consumers.

The transparent gift guide: 8 purchases with a purpose

Provenance

” Alongside her uncompromising design aesthetic, Martina Spetlova is committed to sustainability and ethical sourcing throughout her supply chain. Sourcing ingredients that are better for the planet. Handcrafted leather by artisan makers in Pakistan.

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

The following article was contributed by Batool Iqbal, from Damco Pakistan – a subsidiary of Ap-Moller Maersk Group. Its mission is to gather and integrate data from various sources and orchestrate it in such a way that it enhances supply chain visibility and efficiency.

US reshoring index hits record high even before COVID-19 pandemic

EFT

US companies in 2019 sourced substantially fewer manufactured goods from 14 traditional Asian trading partners, apparently as a direct result of aggressive US government trade policies, according to the seventh annual Kearney US Reshoring Index.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Pakistan. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way.

Three Benefits of a Resilient Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

This disruption can be responsible for events as disparate seeming as deep freezes in the UK , record snowfalls in the US , drought in the Amazon, and floods in Pakistan. When La Niña threatens the ability to source material, manage operations and inventory, or transport it, it becomes a supply chain problem. Diego Pantoja Navajas , VP WMS Development. It's winter in the northern hemisphere, and it's freezing throughout most of the continental United States.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Sourcing and procurement departments exist to mitigate this issue, but input bottlenecks remain common. Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. By Ali Hasan Raza. Published November 25, 2019 in TWEAK YOUR BIZ. Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

This isn’t to say you should avoid international sources for goods. Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. By Ali Hasan Raza. Published October 25, 2019 in Global Trade Magazine. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship.

So Your Supply Chain is Banning Bangladesh….and Going to Cambodia?: “The Ugliest Race to the Bottom”

Supply Chain View from the Field

Companies like Nike and Disney have publicly stated that they are not going to Bangladesh for apparel sourcing in the future. In our ongoing discussion of labor and human rights violations in the supply chain, we’ve discussed in prior posts the problems that occurred in Bangladesh resulting in over 700 dead. But that leaves these companies with what other options?

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. Sourcing from far-flung countries such as China is leading to growing uncertainty about the actual supply of purchase orders. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

Can Australian Manufacturing be Brought Back Home from China?

Logistics Bureau

A strategic consideration for many firms is that sourcing from China also offers them access to the ever-growing and ever-spending domestic Chinese consumer market.

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Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). Pakistan. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management.

What is the True Cost of Sustainable Apparel from Bangladesh? Insights from Harvard “Sustainable Models for the Apparel Industry” Conference

NC State SCRC

What is the fair price of an apparel product responsibly sourced from Bangladesh, and what price do apparel suppliers need to ensure a safe and sustainable work place and fair wages for the workers in Bangladesh? However, a report in the Sourcing Journal on 8 Aug 2016 “Cheap Clothing Created Some of the World’s Richest People” mentioned how owners of major apparel brands and retailers became billionaires through the apparel business.

Ethics in Procurement – Simple, but Not Always Easy

Logistics Bureau

Illegal sourcing: Suppliers offer goods or services misrepresented or produced illegally or immorally, whether because of materials used (such as the substitution of horsemeat for beef) or the labour conditions in which production takes place (notably in the garment industry).

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

However, there must be consensus within the organisation about definitions and the right source of information for important reports. Pakistan. Management at the helm.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of utilising modern-day FTAs include fewer customs duties, less red tape, access to public tenders, sourcing opportunities, investment opportunities and more transparent business conditions. Pakistan. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Sourcing and procurement departments exist to mitigate this issue, but input bottlenecks remain common. Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. By Ali Hasan Raza. Published November 25, 2019 in TWEAK YOUR BIZ. Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint.

China and the global textile machinery

Exapro Hub

The study shows that the six largest investors in the short-staple segment in 2017 are: Bangladesh, Pakistan, China, Uzbekistan, India and Indonesia. Pakistan: 32% / 68%. Source of some data: just-style.com). With a population of over than 1.4

AI and Climate Change, Can Technology Save The Planet, and What’s Next for Green City Vancouver

Freightera

I grew up there, but also spent some time in Saudi Arabia, and because my family is from Pakistan, I spent some time there too. So how do we put all these different sources of supply together to make a virtual power plant, and then connect it to everything?